From the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, Bayville, New Jersey
ANDREW J. McGOWAN of Bayville, passed away on October 19, 2013.
Andrew was born December 1, 1942 to William & Catherine (Rahl)
McGowan and was the baby brother to William McGowan, Delores Anderson,
Jeanne Collignon and Janice Morris, all whom have preceded him in death.
Andy was born in Long Branch and was always proud to share his fondest
memories of Highlands, NJ where he grew up and went to school.
Andy had a passion for cars, boats and anything fast and no one had more
cars and trucks than him!
He retired from Local 8/5 of the International
Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft workers in 2003, he had worked as a
respected mason bricklayer for over 35 years.
Andy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of
27 years Pietrina (Donzella) McGowan, his beloved sons Andrew McGowan
and his wife Rhonda from Browns Mills, NJ and Patrick McGowan of Tinton
Falls NJ. Andy will also be greatly missed and always loved by his in-laws Sal and Marie Donzella, Garfield NJ, brother
and sister-in law Bart and Sue Donzella Fair Lawn, sisters-in-law Jeanne
McGowan, Hollywood, Fl , Annette Donzella, Ramsey and Maria Donzella,
Lakewood. He had many nieces and nephews and special Godchildren that he
adored, as they adored him and many treasured friends, whom made all of his
last wishes possible.
Very special thanks to Dr. Susan Greenberg and Dr. Angelo Chinnici who
always made Andy comfortable and were more like family to him and not
physicians. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Andy’s memory
to Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundations, 1345 Campus
Parkway, Suite A2, Neptune, NJ 07753. Attn: Oncology Brennan 6 that
treated him like he was royalty.
The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday October 26, 2013,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals O’Connell Chapel,
706 Hwy 9, Bayville, NJ 08721. Condolences may be sent to the family by
visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com .